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Low vitual memory & my mouse freezes.


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Dazed&Confused08

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I've been recieving a low virtual memory message sometimes when I try to run The Sims2 PC game. It doesn't happen every time, when it does the game continues to run. Also, my mouse has been freezing for over 3 weeks now, and I have to take out the plug and reconnect it, in order for it to work. I updated my mouse in device manager, and it didn't work. It usually happens like every 15 minutes. Also my computer has been running slower lately. I recently used geekstogo to remove some malware on my pc. Is this because of my low virtual memory?
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Sounds like you need more RAM(memory). How much does your PC have right now? (You can find out by right-clicking My Comptuer->Properties->General tab)

Edited by Trippster, 04 June 2008 - 09:23 AM.

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512 MB of RAM
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Hmm that should be enough for Sims2. Are you running a bunch of other programs/applications in the background?

Do a CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on the processes tab, and see which ones are taking up the most memory.(Preferably after you get your errors and/or your mouse freezes.
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Sorry, I'm just now getting back. I haven't recieved the message lately. I thought that maybe I just needed more RAM so I installed a 1GB stick. I now have 1.25GB of RAM. I did this yesterday, and my mouse has yet to freeze, but my computer continues to run slowly. Also I only run one program at a time, because of how slow my computer has been running.

Edited by Dazed&Confused08, 23 June 2008 - 05:20 PM.

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It has now been three days since I installed more RAM and my mouse has started to freeze again.
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1. In the mouse properties program, under the hardware tab click on properties. There you can increase the :Sample Rate and :Input Buffer Length. This solve problem on Windows XP.

2. It sounds like a bad mouse port. Try using a serial mouse instead.

Regards,
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i think this may be a malware issue, because since adding more RAM my mouse only freezes when my system slows and my programs fail to load. I don't think its a memory problem anymore, but a system problem. thank you
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What kind of mouse u have.

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its the usb connected mouse that came with my dell pc.
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Turn off computer. Try another USB port. Turn on computer.

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thanks for trying to help, but my issue isn't just the mouse. I'm gonna seek help with a malware issue. If someone could please close this post. THANK YOU
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Then please follow the instructions in this link if you would like to receive help in the Malware Removal forum.

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